Sunday, May 24, 2015

2015 Ultimate Reading Challenge

Back in January 2015 I joined the Ultimate 2015 Reading Challenge group on Goodreads and have not only had a ton of fun working my way through this challenge but also meeting some really awesome fellow readers. Not sure why it hadn't occurred to me until now to track my progress on my blog but ya, still not sure........ Anyways, better late than never right?

So here it is, my official post! To keep track of the books I've read for this challenge I've made an easy (hopefully) to follow list. If you see the same book title listed under more than one category option, I did that on purpose. Many books that I've read can and will fit several of these categories. So until I get closer to the end of this challenge I'll list books under each category it qualifies for :) If you'd like to participate in this challenge please feel free to grab the official category graphic to the left here or go to Popsugar for their official post and to download their printable check-off list!

*Stuck on what to read for a particular category? Check out some of these readings lists on Goodreads for some great ideas!

And remember, this is YOUR challenge and many of these categories are open to interpretation so don't stress! If your hometown is some itty bitty place out in the middle of no-where then find the closest big city where a book took place and use that or use the hometown your mom or dad are from. Your mom hates to read? What about your mother-in-law or your best friends mom? Get creative and have some fun!!

*If your participating in this challenge either through your blog or on Goodreads, leave me a comment with a link to your post so I can check out your list!

1. A book with more than 500 pages: How To Be A Superhero by Mark Edlitz

2. A Classic romance:

3. A book that became a movie: Serena by Ron Rash

4. A book published this year: Little Black Lies by Sandra Block

5. A book with a number in the title: The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

6. A book by someone under 30: The Haunting of Sunshine Girl by Paige McKenzie ~ She's only 20!!

7. A book with nonhuman characters: The After House by Michael Phillip Cash

8. A funny book: You Can't Get Blood out of Shag Carpet by Juliette Harper

9. A book by a female author: Breath of Scandal by Sandra Brown

10. A mystery or thriller: The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

11. A book with a one word title: Serena by Ron Rash, Forsaken by J.D. Barker

12. A book of short stories: Full Dark No Stars by Stephen King (his short stories aren't exactly short so I might change this later)

13. A book set in a different country: What She Left by T.R. Richmond ~ London, England

14. A non-fiction book: How To Be A Superhero by Mark Edlitz

15. A popular author's first book:

16. A book from an author you love that you haven't read yet:

17. A book a friend recommended:

18. A pulitzer-prize winning book:

19. A book based on a true story:

20. A book at the bottom of your list:

21. A book your mom loves:

22. A book that scares you: The Escape by Hannah Jayne

23. A book more than 100 years old:

24. A book chosen based entirely on its cover: The Sham by Ellen Allen

25. A book you were supposed to read in school but didn't:

26. A memoir:

27. A book you can finish in a day: Mama Cried by Talia Haven

28. A book with antonyms in the title: Silent Scream by Angela Marsons

29. A book set somewhere you always wanted to visit: The Ice Twins by S.K. Tremayne ~ Scottland

30. A book that came out the year you were born:

31. A book with bad reviews: Freedom From Anger by Alubomulle Sumanasara

32. A trilogy: The Shadow Revolution (only read book 1 so far)

33. A book from your childhood:

34. A book with a love triangle:

35. A book set in the future:

36. A book set in high school: The Violet Hour by Andrea Wells

37. A book with a color in the title: Black Iris or The Violet Hour(this will be a trilogy by year end)

38. A book that made you cry: Blurring Lines by Chloe Walsh

39. A book with magic: The Shadow Revolution: Crown & Key

40. A graphic novel:

41. A book by an author you've never read before: Missing Melissa by Alretha Thomas

42. A book you own but have never read:

43. A book that takes place in your hometown:

44. A book that was originally written in another language: Isobella: Braveheart of France by Colin Falconer

45. A book set during Christmas:

46. A book written by an author with your same initials:

47. A play:

48. A banned book:

49. A book based on or turned into a TV show:

50. A book you started but never finished:


  1. I am doing this one too. I have a page with my progress on the blog. I like that it has pushed me a little out of my comfort zone. Looks like you're doing great!

    1. It's such a fun challenge to do but I worry I'm going to leave all the hard categories till the end! Gotta make sure I don't do that Lol

  2. Good luck on your challenge! That one looks like so much fun. :)

    1. Thanks! So far it's been a lot of fun but I've got some hard categories to fill yet so we'll see lol

  3. Great challenge! I'd never think of doing such a thing. How Original!

    1. Ya, this one really gets you reading "outside your box", I love how original & actually quite challenging it is :)